Soil Farmer turns to Hydroponics

Let’s look at some of the key reasons why more traditional farmers turn to soiless farming:  Hydroponic is easy to develop in strategic places; this means that the hydroponic crops can be grown close to the market area; therefore, reducing the cost that could have been used in transportation and these automatically reduces the production cost, hence […]

GROW MICROGREENS ON COMMERCIAL SCALE

The growing of microgreens are becoming more & more popular with our clients and we are therefor delighted,to announce the launch of our new Microgreens Commercial System – the MG26. The NFT Hydro MG26 Microgreens System has 26x 1.8m Growing Channels and is 3m wide and specifically designed for growing microgreens on commercial scale. Each […]

We are growing

NFT Hydro has now brought our 3rd manufacturer online to ensure that we can service our ever growing client base in South Africa, Africa & International. We manufacture high quality, durable Hydroponics systems for commercial & hobby scale growing in Gauteng, Cape Town and now Durban. NFT Hydro, as an innovative business, thrive by understanding […]

Your success as a grower become our success story

More often than we can say, when clients first contact NFT Hydro they have been studying soilless farming on the internet, reading every article about hydroponics and the various methods available for months, if not years on end. I think we can all agree that the amount of information available around soilless farming methods like […]

Agritechture – Combining Urban Agriculture and Architecture in our Cities.

We need to find new solutions in how we can grow food in a more sustainable way.  A unique way of combining urban agriculture, innovative technical solutions, and architecture to meet the demand for efficient food production within our cities.  A viable solution for sustainable urban food production must produce a maximum volume of food on […]

Affordable Hydroponic Greenhouse Custom set-up for client

NFT Hydro was approached to custom design the hydroponic layout for the clients’ greenhouses, to fall within budget & stipulated tender requirements.  The brief was to optimize the yield & production for growing leafy greens & vine crops in multiple 12 x 4-meter greenhouses. To ensure what we suggest is a feasable & workable design […]

Lettuce Farming: Comparison of water use

Agriculture is the largest consumer of freshwater by far and accounts for 70% of freshwater withdrawals from rivers, lakes and aquifers – up to more than 90% in some developing countries. Rainfed agriculture covers 80% of the world’s cultivated land, and is responsible for about 60% of crop production. Today, irrigated agriculture covers 275 million hectares […]

Ten main reasons for hydroponic greenhouse failures

At the recent aquaponics & smart greenhouse technologies conference, Prof.Gert Venter, a professional in the fields of Hydroponics and Greenhouse Technology (HGT) on a global scale, discussed the key reasons for greenhouse project failures. We GROW with our clients to ensure they become successful growers. 1. Weak or non-existent Business Plan 2. Lack of expertise & […]

Fresh Produce Supplier Agreements

There is a significant shift towards fresh produce, with every corporate retailer having “best in fresh” in its strategy. As a result, the demand for Hydroponic produce is ever increasing as it has a longer shelf-life, delicious in taste and chefs around the world are enthusiastically incorporating hydroponic greens into their menus. For retailers going into Africa, the focus on […]